Persuasive Writing In Kindergarten - Using Words to Make a Change
- In your school - Students look for problems in the class and around the school and find solutions. They make signs.
- Writing letters to make a change - Write letters addressing a problem with solutions to spark change. You can embed a story or anecdote into a persuasive piece or add politeness in the closing. You can persuade with information.
- Take on a persuasive project that requires research to make the world a better place. Sound like an expert.
- Best in Show - Ask each child to bring in a shoebox collection of something they care about. When you care about something, you have a best. Now how do you decide which is the best item in your collection - the winner? Which is the second place? third place? and why did you make that choice? Which thing in your collection takes the booby prize? Can you defend your choices?
- Writing reviews - First graders can write reviews of restaurants or video games or toys... They learn to hook the reader, to defend their choices and to make comparisons. They learn to use checklists. They study published reviews.
- Writing persuasive book reviews - Learn to share a summary of a book but don't spill the beans by telling the entire story. Don't make it too long or too short.